Update: In the early afternoon, police directed Boston Latin Academy to enter “safe” mode following a parent’s report that her daughter had just informed her of another student being inside the school with a gun.
Students were instructed to remain in their classrooms as a K9 unit and a specialized “gun car,” equipped with rifles and battering rams and manned by specially trained officers, hurried to the scene.
Another parent informed Channel3 NOW that it is being treated as an active shooter situation, with students taking refuge in their classrooms.
At approximately 2:10 p.m., authorities and school officials concluded that there was no student with a gun inside.
It was revealed that a student had brought a Nerf gun, a cartoon-like plastic device used for shooting foam projectiles, but it had already been confiscated.
A police commander authorized officers to start leaving the premises, with a few remaining to manage traffic on Townsend Street and nearby Humboldt Avenue.
Law enforcement is currently addressing a report of an individual with a gun at Boston Latin Academy.
A 911 caller has conveyed information about an unconfirmed incident at 205 Townsend Street.
Police officers are currently at the scene conducting an investigation.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.